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Pink Floyd: All the Songs : The Story Behind Every Track

Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin ; translation by Richard George Elliott and Jackie Smith
Format
Book
Published
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2017.
Edition
First English language edition
Language
Translated from the French
Uniform Title
Pink Floyd, la Totale English
Series
All the Songs
ISBN
9780316439244, 031643924X, 9780316439237
Summary
"The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands. Since 1965, Pink Floyd haven been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time: The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the week it was released. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as Waters working with engineer Alan Parsons to employ revolutionary recording techniques for The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in 1972, or producer Bob's Ezrin's contribution in refining Water's original sprawling vision for The Wall."--Publisher's description.
Description
591 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 586-587) and index.
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